June bug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n June bug any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • June bug (Zoöl) any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna and related genera; -- so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larvæ of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also May bug or May beetle.
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”

Usage

In literature:

The owner says that about half the trees bear and that the June bugs are the principal source of trouble, eating the blossoms.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
MR. FERGUSON: There is a spittle bug that bothers the June berries.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
And there it lay, with the June bugs buzzing about it, till I relented and went after it.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
You could hear the green grasshopper frying his meat, Near the nest of the June-Bug under the wheat.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Girls are afraid of June bugs.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I was almost frightened to death, but it cured me of being afraid of June-bugs.
"Exit Betty" by Grace Livingston Hill
In latitude forty-two, peas sown as late as the 10th of June will have no bugs.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
They make mud pies and play market, and tie the legs of May and June bugs to see them fly around and buzz.
"The Upward Path" by Various
From June to autumn we may find our tumble-bugs.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
That bridge must come away from there, or them spooneys will be down on us like a hawk on a June bug.
"No Moss" by Harry Castlemon
I remember once while I was watching the busy little hornet gathering honey and June bugs from the bosom of a rose, years ago.
"Cordwood" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
They were as foolish as June bugs, fifty times bigger, and harder to catch.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
Only a few grinds were there buzzing like June-bugs round the low-swinging green lamps.
"The Sick-a-Bed Lady" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He finds that when H. 3rd was eight years old he dreamed three nights in succession of stepping on a June bug.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
You're as crazy as a June bug all along of smoking that old pipe!
"Hoosier Mosaics" by Maurice Thompson
June Bug, coach line, 268.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
From June to autumn we may find our tumble-bugs.
"Eye Spy" by William Hamilton Gibson
That ship's motors don't make more noise than a June bug!
"The Air Pirate" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
You wouldn't be talking so smart to folks as has their stomachs run into by a crazy, June-bug booby of a boy.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
That looks like a June bug, but is meant to be a portrait of any Trustee except you.
"Daddy Long-Legs" by Jean Webster
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In poetry:

Little honey baby, what yo' think yo' see?--
(Sister keep on climbin' to de sky--)
Dat's a June bug--it aint got no stinger, lak a bee--
(Reach de glory city by an by.)
"A Southern Lullaby" by Virna Sheard

In news:

The company says it aims to stop using the pink colorant made from the crushed bodies of dried bugs by the end of June.
Muddy Roots Festival at June Bug Ranch, Cookeville.
Bambino, Rosita and June Bug .
A book review on June Bug .
In his compelling masterpiece, June Bug , Chris Fabry wonderfully combines love, suspense, humor, and compassion all within the same story.
He's a modern day lumberjack using old fashioned methods, but "June Bug" has managed to stay alive in one of the most dangerous professions.
"All the years I've been working, I've been pretty lucky," said Howard Trammel , 63, of Old Coal City, who everyone knows as "June Bug.
This drink will be officially bug-free in June, as Starbucks bows to pressure from vegans and people who don't like gross things.
I'm sitting here in a pool of sunshine, sky as blue as faded denim, tree branches swaying in the lazy summer breeze, June bugs buzzing and squirrels hornily cavorting.
Tommie Postell and June Bug Griffin, around ages nine and 12 years old.
"And now, for their encore performance, the Texans need to crush the Jacksonville Jaguars like a June bug under a bulldozer," writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, looking ahead to Jaguars-Texans.
The high-speed Cat ferry goes underway between Bug Light and Portland Harbor on its way to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia , Canada, on June 5, 2009.
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In science:

Similarly to HARDROC, a second version has been realized in June 2008 to accommodate a thinner TQFP208 package and fix a bug in the ADC.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
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